Will Driver Shortage Lead to Increase in Truck Accidents?

The trucking industry, and truck drivers themselves, currently play a critical role in America’s economic infrastructure. Truck drivers traverse our nation’s highways, carrying heavy loads of goods and supplies from factories and warehouses and delivering them from one region of the country to another. Our reliance on truck drivers was underscored during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Study Reveals Driver-Assist Systems May Not Improve Car Safety

A moment of distraction. Misjudging the amount of time or space available to make a turn or stop the car. Following too closely. Speeding. The list of human errors that occur while driving goes on, with each mistake, every misjudgment or miscalculation putting drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and everyone else on the road at risk. Proponents…

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Ford Recalls 2.9 Million Cars and SUVs with Defective Transmission

Actor Anton Yelchin’s untimely death in June 2016 due to a rollaway incident with his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee highlighted the deadly consequences of defective products. Six years later, another automobile manufacturer has issued recalls for a similar problem. In late June, Ford Motor Company announced that 2.9 million owners of Ford cars and SUVs…

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims: What You Need to Know

Call us at 804.980.7100 Free Case Evaluation Call: 804.980.7100 Contact Us What Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims Need to Know Call Phelan Petty for help: 804.980.7100 TAKE ACTION NOW Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims: What You Need to Know Over the course of over four decades, contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune, a U.S. Marine…

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Safety Grants May Help Prevent Pool Drownings and Drain Entrapments

Pool and spa owners need to understand why accidents may cause drownings and serious injuries and take appropriate precautions. The duty to protect adults and children applies to public pool owners, like local municipalities, and private pool owners, like hotels and residential owners. The makers of drain systems, diving boards, and other pool products must…

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NHTSA Reports Truck Accidents Increased Nationwide in 2021

If you drive anywhere in or near Richmond, you’re likely to see many different types of trucks on Interstates 64, 95, 195, and 295. Virginia and local roads are often packed with trucks too. These trucks include semis, tractor-trailers, rigs, box trucks, flatbeds, cement trucks, tankers, logging trucks, and many other types of commercial vehicles.…

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Fisher-Price Is Telling Parents Not to Use Infant Rockers as Sleepers

Over the past few years, millions of infant sleepers, like the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, have been recalled for the risk of infant suffocation. Phelan Petty represented a family in one such case, and we are familiar with how dangerous sleeper-rockers are. Fisher-Price, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued…

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